Cavaliers vs. Knicks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, March 31, 2023

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Cavaliers vs. Knicks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 31, 2023

NBA Predictions

Donovan Mitchell and the Cleveland Cavaliers (48-29) will look to fend off Jalen Brunson’s New York Knicks (44-33) on March 31, 2023. The Cavaliers are a 3.5-point favorite. The game features an over/under of 220.

Cavaliers vs. Knicks Odds

  • Cavaliers odds to win: -171
  • Knicks odds to win: +146
  • Spread: Cavaliers (-3.5)
  • Total: 220

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: BSOH and MSG

Who Will Win Cavaliers vs. Knicks?

Cavaliers and Knicks Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season they were favored by 3.5 points or more, the Cavaliers have a 28-17-1 record against the spread.

The Knicks are 11-9-1 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this season.

These teams average a combined 227.7 points per game, 7.7 more points than the total of 220 set for this matchup.

Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 219.2 points per game, 0.8 fewer than the over/under in this game.

The Cavaliers’ average point total in outings this year is 219, one points less than the over/under in this game.

The average over/under for New York’s games this year is eight more points than the point total of 220 for this outing.

Cleveland has gone 42-34-1 ATS this season.

The Knicks are 43-33-1 against the spread this season.

Cavaliers Stats & Insights

The Cavaliers average 112.3 points per game (24th in the league) while allowing 106.7 per contest (first in the NBA). They have a +428 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 5.6 points per game.

The Cavaliers average 41.3 rebounds per game (25th in the league) compared to the 40.9 of their opponents.

Cleveland connects on 11.4 three-pointers per game (19th in the league) at a 36.4% rate (14th in the NBA), compared to the 11.3 its opponents make while shooting 36.9% from deep.

The Cavaliers’ 113.8 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 10th in the NBA, and the 107.6 points they allow per 100 possessions rank first in the league.

The Cavaliers’ offense has been much better at home (113.5 PPG) compared to road games (111 PPG). Likewise, their defense has been better at home (104.3 PPG allowed) when compared to their play on the road (109.1 PPG allowed).

Knicks Stats & Insights

The Knicks outscore opponents by 2.9 points per game (posting 115.4 points per game, 13th in league, and allowing 112.5 per contest, eighth in NBA) and have a +221 scoring differential.

New York comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 4.4 boards. It pulls down 46.6 rebounds per game (second in league) compared to its opponents’ 42.2.

The Knicks hit 12.5 three-pointers per game (12th in the league), while their opponents have made 12.9 on average.

The Knicks average 114.5 points per 100 possessions on offense (seventh in league), and give up 111.3 points per 100 possessions (11th in NBA).

New York is scoring more points at home (116.8 per game) than on the road (114).

Cavaliers Key Players to Watch

The Cavaliers active scoring leader is Mitchell, who averages 27.6 per contest to go with 4.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

Darius Garland is averaging 21.7 points, 7.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game, while Evan Mobley adds 16.4 points, 2.8 assists and nine rebounds per contest.

Mitchell leads active Cavaliers in three-point shooting, making an average of 3.6 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Mitchell averages 1.5 steals per game, while Mobley has 1.5 blocks per contest.

Knicks Key Players to Watch

The Knicks go-to guy, Brunson, leads active Knicks players in both scoring (23.6 points per game) and assists (6.1 assists per game).

Josh Hart’s per-game averages this season are 9.9 points, 3.8 assists and 7.8 rebounds.

Immanuel Quickley hits 1.9 threes per game.

The Knicks’ defensive effort gets a boost from Hart’s 1.2 steals and Mitchell Robinson’s 1.7 blocks per game.

Cavaliers vs. Knicks Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Cavaliers (- 3.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (220)

  • Prediction:
    Cavaliers 114 – Knicks 110

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